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Re: cross Mips64-linux binutils problem

Subject: Re: cross Mips64-linux binutils problem
From: Ulf Carlsson <>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 01:04:40 -0700 (PDT)
In-reply-to: <>
> I forward ported your patch to binutils-000524 since I could not get
> my hands on 000524. 

You can check out the CVS repository on from 000424.  I
think I told you how to do it.  I haven't been working with my binutils
patches much this month, but I will probably verify them again soon.

> crt0s.s:7: Internal error, aborting at 
> /../binutils-000524/gas/config/tc-mips.c line 4364 in macro

I've actually explicitly put an arort() there.  If you look at line line 4364
there's a comment that explains why the abort() is there.  It can be fixed,
but someone still has to do it.  For now, just use -G 0.

> However, my relocations seem messed up! objdump fails reading them,
> IRIX elfdump seems confused though readelf seems to handle it fine.

I don't know what you're doing wrong.  I could objdump it just fine.  I
haven't tested with IRIX.

$ ../binutils/objdump -dr jimi-testcase.o 

test.o:     file format elf64-littlemips

Disassembly of section .text:

0000000000000000 <_start>:
   0:   3c1d0000        lui     $sp,0x0
                        0: R_MIPS_HIGHEST       kernelInfoLocal
   4:   67bd0000        daddiu  $sp,$sp,0
                        4: R_MIPS_HIGHER        kernelInfoLocal
   8:   001dec38        dsll    $sp,$sp,0x10
   c:   67bd0000        daddiu  $sp,$sp,0
                        c: R_MIPS_HI16  kernelInfoLocal
  10:   001dec38        dsll    $sp,$sp,0x10
  14:   67bd0000        daddiu  $sp,$sp,0
                        14: R_MIPS_LO16 kernelInfoLocal
  18:   dfbd0000        ld      $sp,0($sp)
  1c:   67bd6000        daddiu  $sp,$sp,24576
  20:   3c190000        lui     $t9,0x0
                        20: R_MIPS_HIGHEST      crtInit
  24:   67390000        daddiu  $t9,$t9,0
                        24: R_MIPS_HIGHER       crtInit
  28:   0019cc38        dsll    $t9,$t9,0x10
  2c:   67390000        daddiu  $t9,$t9,0
                        2c: R_MIPS_HI16 crtInit
  30:   0019cc38        dsll    $t9,$t9,0x10
  34:   67390000        daddiu  $t9,$t9,0
                        34: R_MIPS_LO16 crtInit
  38:   03200008        jr      $t9
  3c:   00000000        nop
  40:   03e00008        jr      $ra

I can't see anything that's obviously wrong with the assembler output either
so it should be fine.

> An interesing item (but may be a red herring) is that IRIX as(1) places
> R_MIPS_LO16 relocations int the .rel.text section, and gas(1) places
> them (an all relocations) in .rela.text

We can use both RELA and REL relocations in the 64-bit ABI.  IRIX as tends to
switch from one to another.


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